Why would the radiator hoses flatten out after I cut the engine off?

Asked by Jan 17, 2017 at 05:08 PM about the 1982 Chevrolet El Camino Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The truck has sat up for years.I just replaced the radiator,it was leaking.I
pressurized the system a few weeks ago and it was holding at 16lbs for over
10 minutes.

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I would replace the radiator cap. It may not be letting coolant flow back into the radiator from the reservoir.

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